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MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama was talking about the root causes of rising inequality in america and mourn the death of nelson mandela who spent lifetime fighting poverty and said, quote, i'm nearing my end. i want to be able to sleep until eternity with a broad smile on my face, snknowing that the you, opinion makers and everybody is trying to unite the nation. well, billy o'reilly the gop and their crew are at it again cranking up a so-called war on christmas. complaining about the semantics of using the phrase happy holidays instead of merry christmas. fox news has even set up a web page for viewers to share their personal stories saying, quote, once again, this holiday season the right to celebrate christmas is under attack. if it's happening in your community, let us know by submitting your story. now, i never thought i'd say this but i agree with fox on this one. the right to celebrate christmas is under attack. when over a million unemployed people risk losing emergency benefits, tens of millions of working people can't earn a living wage and kids go hungry because their family can't put food on
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
president barack obama. president obama talked about the influence that nelson mandela had on him shortly after the announcement that the former south african president had died. >> my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> from one leader who transformed a nation in the world to another who is still carving out his own legacy, jeiloni cobb account author of "the substance of hope." joshua dubois is a spiritual adviser to president obama. president obama mentioned hope in his remarks on thursday. hope, of course, a major part of his 2008 campaign. how exactly did nelson mandela beyond what the president just said there, how did he shape president obama's politics? >> well, let's start with this. when mr. obama mentioned he began his public career at an apartheid protest, he was speaking for himself. but he was also speaking for a generation of pe
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
grasp at straws, president obama's talking about the law's benefits. highlighting one woman's story. >> she was one of the 3.1 million young people that this law helped cover because they could join their parents' plan. and that means that when she was diagnosed with a potentially deadly autoimmune disorder she got the care she needed. in the letter she wrote, i'm grateful because the affordable care act saved my life, saved my family from bankruptcy and gave me a future. >> this law is saving lives. how does the republican national committee counter that? quote, the white house is trying to woo young people, really? it's offensive that the democrats think that they can make things right with a social and some warm up talking points. i'll tell you what's offensive, when the republicans call the website president obama's katrina or that when obama care is terrorizing the country, or when a group backed by billionaires used a creepy uncle sam to try to scare young people not to get insurance. that was offensive, but helping millions of americans get insurance is working, and they can'
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
barack obama talked to me about what it's like for him to be president and how it's changed him. howard fineman is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. howard, i was really taken with your perception there. i actually missed it because i was so busy trying to prepare myself to follow up. but you hit something in your years of experience, presidents don't talk about what it's like to be me, if you will. >> no, they don't. and they don't do it in public. i mean, i've covered a lot of presidents, chris, and i've gotten to know them pretty upclose. and they are sometimes self-reflective. but usually in private and usually only momentarily. they don't let their guard down very much. but i think in this case in that interview yesterday which i still think was extraordinary, the president was kind of thinking out loud and talking out loud about his situation. let's face it, his poll ratings are down, so he's got three years left in a second term he's not sure what he's going to do with. and i think sometimes he wonders how he's going to muster the motivation to mu
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
. few were great. nelson mandela became one of the greatest. >> so we heard president obama talking to chris matthews about the importance with the connection with the men people. what was your take? >> i thought it was a fascinating interview. i like to hear the president when he expands on his terms on some level. but i'm going to be honest, i'm a big chris matthews fan. that was the softest voice i ever heard chris matthews speak in. you know, look, i imagine, these interviews when they are done on the other side the folks on the right want to hold the president accountable. the president made an illusion that many msnbc viewers are frustrated from the left. i would like an interview where it wasn't sitting down, letting the president say what he wants to say, but holding him accountable for the frustrations from the party who peel feels he hasn't done enough, whether it's on holding the banks account annual. things that he has the power to do. i would have liked to have seen more of that. >> let's play out a clip. you talk about how he was energized by the college audience he was i
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
this week, not this january. oh, they're still talking trash about killing obama care. still talking about the debt, but guess what. they aren't talking about what they did with such bravado this september to october. suddenly the cat's got their tongue. or is it the calendar. with elections coming next year and those on the right with any iq have noticed the one time the democrats saw their numbers go skyward was when the republicans played stupid party and turned themselves into the anyone couple pops of the potomac and shut done the government. tonight we look at this strange new world, scared to death at the second there's talk of closing it the democrats will open up another big lead in public confidence. who would have believed it would only take a month to teach the tea party that no government is bad politics. david corn for mother jones and howard fineman for "the huffington post" both msnbc political analysts. i know there are still questions about febds. but this week when it looks like they might have a budget deal and january when the continuing resolution comes
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
hard work that president obama was talking about, it's starting to pay off. in nova loan, roughly 100,000 people enrolled in obama care through the federal exchange. it's a four-fold increase from the month of october. when all the bad-mouthing was going on. all this cocky talk going on out there about how it was going to fail. oh, but we had one last play left, right? the obama administration said they expect the enrollment to jump dramatically in the coming months. meanwhile, the state exchanges, they're doing even better. how about california alone? 80,000 people in california. now, this is a dirty word. if you connect it to the democrats. private health plan enrollments, 80,000 in the state of california? that's right. and 135,000 have signed up for medicaid. el with, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 people have now enrolled in the private insurance or medicai
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
think about how this used to happen five years ago. and for the last five years obama did talk about a grand bargain. the republicans tried to meet him halfway. i think the shutdown changed everything. it was such a debacle for the republican party. you know, they had embraced this sort of sabotage approach to nongovernance. i think the assumption was they weren't going to do that again in january. but what they're going to do, what they're going to agree to do, barely there. this mini thing that will get us a few extra months. it's sad this is sort of the state of, quote, budget negotiations. but as obama and democrats have found, when you're negotiating with people who aren't particularly persuadable on anything, you're lucky if you can use sort of a up and down-aid like that. >> kiki, just on the politics of that, i think eric makes a great point. if i'm john boehner and i'm anybody, frankly in the leadership in the republican party, part of my concern is, we've got to have something that i know we are not going to shut the government down over. >> that's right. >> because t
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
like we hate what president obama is for. they've got to start talking about it realistically. i was on a show where some republican said well, we're for making sure that people don't get disqualified for pre-existing conditions. we're for eliminating lifetime cap, et cetera, but they're not for the mandate. and i pointed out, you can't have the insurance reforms without putting healthy people in the pool. they should just check with their private insurance companies. they are the one whose say that's a disaster. so they have no proposal. they flounder when they try to explain what they're for. and eventually, that's going to sink in. >> you know what i find interesting, we were just talking about impeachment, and i was thinking, they're impeaching the president for delaying some of the implementation of obama care. and then they attack him for pushing it out too early, the rollout of the exchange on october 1. wait a minute. is he guilty on both directions, bad for bringing something on time and bringing something later? these guys should check with each other about their indictment
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
clinton and jimmy carter. after party sounds like a great time. did we talk about when president obama shook hands with raul castro. i think this is absolutely cool and very unique thing to have four living presidents come together and pause for a moment, even for a few hours to reflect on a man that fought for equality and goodness. i imagine part of the flight was about nelson mandela and man he was. then i imagine what these three families have in common, the clintons and bushes and obamas. they have been elected to a second term in the white house. i imagine -- >> made fun of jimmy carter. >> probably not in front of him. >> didn't quite make the cut. >> i imagine the obama would probably ask, how did you handle the second term, a divided congress and poll numbers take a hit. then at the end of the day, you recognize they are all human kz and probably talk about their dog. they have a dog. i imagine president bush brought a few home made paintings. >> there was some reporting, i don't know if you can confirm, jimmy carter got the middle seat. >> what i found interesting, you have p
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
president of the center for american progress doing the introduction for president obama who will talk about income inequality in this country and draw a correlation to how getting the aca up and running can help draw and close that gap. joining me right now is white house -- nbc white house correspondent peter alexander to talk more about what we expect to hear from the president. peter, the rollout from the white house has been that we expect the president and those that have been tasked with talking about the aca to highlight things each day this month. so how much is this speech really going to be focused on wa obama care. >> well, each day leading up to that december 23rd deadline will focus on the affordable care act. there's a youth event where the president will speak more specifically to health care but this white house will make it clear that health care security is tied into economic security. this is in ways going to preview the state of the union, one of the central themes for the president, which is the desire to create access for all in terms of opportunity to provide hi
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 2:00am PST
barack obama talked to me about what it's like for him to be president and how it's changed him. in five years in office. howard fineman is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. of course, a "washington post" opinion writer. howard, i was really taken with your perception there. i actually missed it because i was so busy trying to prepare myself to follow up. but you hit something in your years of experience, presidents don't talk about what it's like to be me, if you will. >> no, they don't. and they don't do it in public. i mean, i've covered a lot of presidents, chris, and i've gotten to know them pretty upclose. and they are sometimes self-reflective. but usually in private and usually only momentarily. they don't let their guard down very much. but i think in this case in that interview yesterday which i still think was extraordinary, the president was kind of thinking out loud and talking out loud about his situation. let's face it, his poll ratings are down, his number one program is controversial. he's got three years left in a second term he's n
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
. they're talking to their friends about obama care. >> word of mouth. >> and they mention to their neighbor hey, i just signed up for obama care. and that's how this starts to stred. >> that as how it works in movies sometimes. this thing's working. go see it. in this case, it's more important, life and death. >>> up next, president obama returns to a theme we'll probably hear often over the next three years of his presidency, economic justice and social justice. this is "hardball," the please for politics. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps come back? what if the plane gets delayed? what if i can't hide my symptoms? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisinfo.com to get your complimentary q&a book, with information from experts on your condition. you give them the giggles. tylenol cold® helps relieve your
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
"morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. tempe
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
two. >> he has taken $716 billion out of the medicare trust fund to pay for obama care. >> obama care takes $716 billion from medicare to spend on obama care. >> the gop is dusting off some romney health care talking points. >> the cuts, which do not come out of the medicare trust fund, actually make medicare more efficient. >> medicare, lots of spending, diverted from that program for obama care. >> that's the dumbest thing i've ever heard in my life! >> the number two trender. rush judgment. >> limbaugh is actually now going after the pope. >> the pope here has now gone beyond catholicism. >> i exhort you to generous solidarity and return to economics and finance to an ethical approach, which favors human beings. >> this is just pure marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. >> catholic groups call on limbaugh to apologize to the pope. >> the pope is ripping america. the pope ripping capitalism. >> the pope isn't against capitalism. the pope is against capitalism serving profits. >> the pope ripping trickle-down economics. and obama is having an organize gam. >> no crudeness on t
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
the update. we're scared. >> we're out of here. >> coming up next, president obama administers a dose of real talk about the administration's nuclear pabt with iran. can he keep sanctioning hungry members of congress from undermining the deal. we'll just that just ahead. clay. mom? come in here. come in where? welcome to my mom cave. wow. sit down. you need some campbell's chunky soup before today's big game, new chunky cheeseburger. mmm. i love cheeseburgers. i know you do. when did you get this place? when i negotiated your new contract, it was part of the deal. cool. [ male announcer ] campbell's chunky soup. it fills you up right. you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> the white house is taking no victory laps after completing a deal with iran. the president made every effort to
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
towards more pros spert pore young people in the country. when president obama was here a few short months ago, he talked about the ways it has the potential to be an after our strengths are linked to one another. i think that's the best way to memorialize all that he meant to us. >> we know december 15th is when will be the final good-bye, if that's appropriate to say, we'll see each other again, but the final good-bye here. i can't imagine there won't be a television set or radio on where people will gather and watch this moment that will be unmatched as far as the diversity and the range of people who sincerely say that this man changed their life, set the compass of their direction in life. >> that's so true, tamron. during the anti-apartheid moment, we used to chant all the time, the whole world is watching, here again he has made certain that the world world is watching, everyone is pausing and reflecting on what this man meant to us all. we count ourselves blessed to have lived in the shadow of his grace all of these years and it's just going to be one of those moments spoken
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
travel overseas with president obama particularly asia and you hear from foreign leaders and other folks about the education programs in their countries. there's this one story the president talks about quite often when he went to south korea and the president of south korea told him that his biggest problem with education was that parents were getting too involved. they were calling the teachers too often. such a striking contrast to a lot of the stories that we hear about education here in the u.s. >> mike, john, we're spending more. we talked about this yesterday as a country. if it were only so easy we are not spending enough money on education. let's raise taxes and spend more money on education. we spend more money per student than any other country in the world. and yet we're falling further and further behind. your wife also very involved in education reform. i mean it seems so many people have taken a real interest in this over the past decade. and the numbers keep slipping. >> they keep slipping. i'll quote my wife on this. her view is having worked in charter schools and curri
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> president obama had an interview with chris mathews on "hardball." we'll talk on the other side. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. they -- i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had and helped to transition us away from a deep hole we were in when i first came into office around the world. >> so, of course, he was weighing in on possible democratic candidates for 2016. what do you make of that? is that as far as he's ever going to go? >> two things. the first thing is that this is still very early and i think ha the president doesn't really want to be talking about his predecessor, but the second point is, it's good news for the vice president because he is being mentioned as a top
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
thing going politically with everybody talking about obama care and the problems with the rollout of healthcare.gov and they are afraid of distracting from that. whether they can go and convince 100 some or nearly 200 republican members of the house that it is a good idea and convince the heritage foundation and other conservative pressure groupz to go along with that deal, it's going to be difficult. we'll see whether they succeed. >> one of my favorite parts of covering politics. trying to figure out what will heritage accept and the whole country can wait and see. >> right? >> little heritage christmas present. >> they don't actually get their way. it's a question of how much trouble they have to make before republicans realize -- >> make it their way a lot. >> they got the shutdown they wanted for christmas. >> but didn't get obama care defunded. >> it's a fantasy. >> thanks for keeping it real with us today. >> up next, we have another story developing this afternoon, the 911 tapes from the sandy hook shooting have been released but there's a lot of controversy surrounding that
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
respect your question. >> in 2008 candidate obama talked about spreading the wealth around. that little clip goes viral, oh, he's this redistributor. but now as you point out, pope francis is, like, yeah, spread the wealth. like i was having this imaginary clay major leagues in my head where joe the plumber asked that same question of pope francis and pope francis said, no, seriously, you have to spread the wealth around. >> another radical, radical christian had that idea, jesus christ. >> that jesus guy. >> look, every major religious tradition, i grew up in the jewish tradition, muslim tradition teaches this, too, that social justice is beyond charity. it is making sure that if you're working hard and playing by the rules, you can get ahead. and those people who are disabled, those people who are seniors, those people who are senior, and that is two-thirds of the food stamp s.n.a.p. caseload that you should be able to eat. this is not some radical idea. this is a mainstream idea that people like bob dole and richard lugar, conservative republicans, advanced for decades. >> so ovik, t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
, obama care is terrible because people can't sign up on the website for it. now people can sign up on the website so that leaves them in a tough spot. >> well, when you talk about the meat, molly, obviously those things we've already talked about are things that you can sell. you can stay on your parents' insurance until you're 26, pre-existing conditions, price equity between men and women, which has not existed in many cases. but what about this website that didn't work for two months and getting seven million people signed up by march. how is that looking realistically right now? >> well, the problems with the website and the problems with enrollments have made it very difficult to meet the goals that the administration has set. i think it's still very much an open question whether they'll be able to come anywhere near those ambitious goals. but i think what we are seeing now is the product of several weeks of confusion behind the scenes on the part of democrats. you saw them sort of running around with their hair on fire realizing what a political problem this was for them and see
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am PST
them shoot him pulling the lever for barack obama in new jersey the way that they talk about how much it is chris christie's fault that he embraced president obama on the shores of new jersey after sandy. victoria, cheney says that christie is promising and then goes on to say he's more conservative than christie is. so was he talking out of both sides of his mouth and really is anybody listening? >> i would say it's a backhanded compliment but i don't agree with dick cheney on many things but in this case i do. i don't think chris christie really has a shot, and not because he's too moderate. i just don't think the christie schtick will play well in other states, such as texas. in the primary here in texas, christie is not going to play well. so in this case i to agree with cheney. >> but doesn't he, steve, have time to change or enhance his image on the national stage as the chair of the rga and that puts him in states around the country and in people's living rooms and on their phones and in different venues where they can learn about the type of guy chris christie is and come to k
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
the move. >> is any publicity good publicity if people are talking about you? >> it's not obama care so the administration does this and he's looking very press deshlg. he's meeting with the premiere of china, big deal for him. >> this is, i think, one of the most talked about stories that i've heard in a long time. so jeff bezos goes on 60 minutes and he has these drones and they'll drop packages with a new pair of shoes on the front doorstep and what's your social media reaction? >> it's very negative. three to one against. >> why? >> we did what we call symantec analysis. the word drone is not a positive connotation for two reasons. number one, the militaristic uses of the drone and number two, it feels very big brother and it feels a little forced, the night before cyber monday and the night before he's out talking about this and a lot of people felt like, well, he's pushing this, but we're not going to see it and it was a little creepy for some people. >> well, did you see this picture on twitter? i think it's been retweeted thousands of times. it's a mock attempted delivery sli
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
going really well. i know the new york times and "washington post" talked about that a lot. if you go to kentucky, what you hear is that mitch mcconnell is still loud and proud saying we should repeal obama care. and the democratic candidate there running and her name is allison grimes. so far even though kentucky has a good website, she is still very weary of this law. her view is still obama care not going to help you win in kentucky. on the other hand in florida, you have charlie crist, now a democrat, running for governor there. he made one of his big issues the medicate expansion which is popular. florida has not allowed the medicaid expansion. and he thinks it's a winning issue with the democrats in florida. >> the website is working better but still underlying issues only just beginning to make head way like identity verification and enkolment data which is leaving some insurers and states like connecticut really uncomfortable and now looking for ways around the federal system, ways to enroll customers directly. this is how the new york times put it. some insurers have been inunda
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> sports and sports and more sports. luke is here and not talking about the bills but he is talking about the bill for america's favorite past time and who's picking up the tab. you've scored a front row seat with "the cycle." >> president obama is heading to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service. when he returns, expect him to refocus on what he says is his administration's target for the remainder of his presidency. a tale of two americas, candidate obama vowed to heal a polarized nation but that is proving increasingly difficult. his first term ended by tieing jouj l george w. bush as the most polarizing year ever. look how far the lines really are. it's no surprise since over the past decade the nation's seen a rise in liberal democrats and conservative republicans, it's which way politics to the fringe or center. we search far and wide to find someone who knows politics and elected as a republican governor and served four presidents including one democrat named obama. and the only name we could come up with is huntsman. yes, that's my dad jon. welcome to "the cycle
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:30am PST
health care costs. let's move on to obama care this morning. the reboot continues today. the president will talk about the economic benefits of its health care law at an event in washington, d.c. yesterday president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have any better ideas, they should bring them to the table. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. so we're not going to walk away from it. if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i'll do. i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and approve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> hhs officials also announced a surge of web traffic to healthcare.gov. more than a million people visited the site on monday. former president bill clinton spoke about the law yesterday saying the legacy will not be impacted as long as the flaws are fixed. >> if th
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm PST
$70 million because they have not done it. we have not talked about it yet. many people taking insurance through obama care but another 7 or 8 million or more will get it through medicaid expansion and that's important. >> the republicans do seem to be standing down on the repeal obama care or not fund the government. they are now pubically making it very clear there is no chance of another government shut down over this issue. >> well, if you come close to committing political suicide once, most parties usually learn something from that experience. and i think they know perfectly well if they tried to shut down the government over obama care, they would take all of the attention away from the problems of obama care and put it on them. they fell way behind in all of the polls so i would be stunned. i have never been fully surprised by anything that happens on the hill but i would be really stunned if they tried to go through that again. it just wouldn't help them. >> there is a big problem in the numbers that we are hearing reported. there is no definition of what it means to b
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
obama spoke yesterday where he talked about essentially the fact that he doesn't believe this is a done deal. he said, look, the chances of this deal with iran actually being ultimately successful are about 50/50. he also underscored the point that, look, this is a test. according to this administration, it's a six-month deal aimed at trying to see how serious iran really is about scaling back its nuclear programs. the president highlighting the fact that inspectors are in iran and the significance of that. again, essentially saying this is not a done deal, but it's something that -- it's a first step that he believes needs to be taken. important to point out he was speaking to a largely israeli audience, an audience that is skeptical of this deal that feels as though it doesn't go far enough. here's a little bit more of what president obama had to say. take a listen. >> if at the end of six months it turns out we can't make a deal, we're no worse off, and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. if,
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Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
feeling that 50 years from now very few people will be talking about barack obama's struggles with obama care, but if stead talk about the remarkable historic place he has in the united states of america's history. >> i think you're right. i think, you know, the gauge a lot of people use what will it matter 100 years from now. i think all of the infighting, all of the attacks that nelson mandela went through doesn't matter in the span of history and the same will happen with barack obama as president of the united states and i think that's what he'll speak to this morning at the funeral of nelson mandela, where he places in history, where he places in terms of the curve of where we saw a nation that was divided and split based on race and based on other factors that really undergirded apartheid and what nelson mandela did to help bring the country forward. all the other stuff doesn't matter. that's where leaders on that stage have to try to govern from. >> he's on that stage now about to eulogyize a man that the whole world will be talking about for so many years to coso. it's been
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Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
that he called it obama care. don't forget nancy pelosi was saying the other week, it's not obama care, it's the affordable care act. what the president was saying, it's obama care. when he was really doing, i agree with you, talking mostly to democrats today, i think. he was saying if you want this not to be a political liability, then you have to go out and help me sell this and help me make it work. almost like launching another political campaign here where he's saying to organizing for america or liberal and progressive groupz and any supporters of the law or democratic elected officials all across the country, get people signed up. especially younger and healthier people so that this will work. he said, there's no going back. it's not going to be repealed not as long as i'm president. let's sell it and make it work. he was basically speaking to the troops today about what sales points they should make. >> you mentioned those troops and organizing for america, as you know, this was one of the most innovative campaigns ever, gathering 16 million on a network. and yet that part
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Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
president obama. impeach him, they say. and no issue has driven this impeachment talk more than the president's signature achievement, health care. forget that it's starting to help millions of americans, it's an impeachable offense. >> our next guest says the effects of the president's actions over the years rises to the level of an impeachable offense. >> an impeachable offense. granted, that's fox news, but it might as well be the republican party. today the house gop held a hearing on the president's failure to execute the nation's laws. during it, congressman darrell issa, a man who's been on a witch hunt against this administration from day one actually compared the president to nixon. and this birther congressman came right out with it. >> we've also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which again i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. >> am i missing anything? >> here's what you're missing. you have no grounds to impeach the president. and let's be honest. this isn't just about health care. oh, no. that's one of the reasons they want to impeaecac
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
always. chris matthews will have an exclusive interswru president obama tonight on "hard ball." watch it live right here on msnbc. and coming up, bill karins and richard will be back for "first buzz." we'll tell you about all the stories we're talking about including how heidi montag and spencer plat blew through their fortune. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® >>> time for first buzz. richard and bill are back for this. it's a sad story. >> no happy ending here. it's not funny. i just found it so crazy that it actually happened. a washington state woman in vancouver, she had scanner activity from the police. that's what she does. that's what she zment a horrible accident sounds really bad. that was on interstate 205. try not to panic. my husband left work early. he drives 205 t
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Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> look at the timing of this. truly is economic equality, fairness, resonates very much with obama care argument. this was not something you heard the president talk about in a folsom way during the campaign. >> is that true? i felt like this was one of the themes of the campaign. >> he gave that speech in kansas, in late 2011 he struck these themes. a lot of the conversation that took place in the campaign wasn't necessarily around this and certainly not around this issue with any great specificity. i think there's a lot of political upside with the president on this. he was at an event with administration officials and they think this is a winning issue. >> congressman, i want to talk to you about the political calculus here. as this conversation has become less a grassroots dialogue and more a mainstream conversation, which is to say we are talking about the minimum wage in a way that i am very happy to announce is not the way we've been talking about it, which is substantively and a belief change may happen in the coming months. what has the reaction been with republican collea
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama, it's almost a full year, jon, into his re-election and you've been talking about how difficult his presidency has been, specifically over the past year. if you compare it to recent presidents before him, their approval rating at this very same time, president clinton and reagan both doing far better than president obama at this time. george w. bush was slightly lower at 37%. but this is the same president who it seemed could do no wrong when he was re-elected. ari often reminds me that in politics things can move very slow and they can also move very fast. >> only ari knows that? oh. >> and former white house adviser spoke to this on this week last week wanting it to move quickly. let's take a listen. >> people trust this president. i think there's been numbers all over the place. i'm confident in a few months from now those trust numbers are going to come up. i think his approval number will come up. >> that's obviously what every democrat wants. jon, it seems like this is a year the administration is wanting to put behind them very quickly. >> yeah, i mean -- well,
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
continue to focus on repealing it, sabotaging it and ambushing it. >> we were talking in an earlier segment about how you only get 1 chance to make a first impression which is one of the problems, frankly, facing obama care. in today's "wall street journal" editorial is stekeptical of thi report. sunday's eight-page report was intended to meet mr. obama's deadline for fixing the site after its october 1 debut was a clam at the. but the more important goal was political, namely to prevent -- how much of this is politics? what do you think about what the "wall street journal" wrote? >> i disagree with the assessment. what is important is that we ensure that people can enroll in the affordable care act. what is important is that health care inflation went up at its lowest rate in 50 years. and what is important is that a woman with breast cancer no longer has to be told by her insurance company that she's lost her insurance because of her breast cancer. so those are also important metrics. making sure that a woman with breast cancer isn't kicked off her insurance because the insurance
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Dec 3, 2013 8:00am PST
because guess what, barack obama, two million deportations. the republicans on the other hand will not move. but here i see light. you talked about walden. a couple of weeks ago they said everything is dead, the speaker said nothing is going. the speaker cleared that up and said we are moving forward. i can only tell you now, thomas, that there are still conversations going on, important conversations going on between republicans and democrats. and i want to thank, i want to thank the fasters. i want to thank them for putting this moral thing on this issue. the fasters are there, the dreamers are following the speaker around because everybody is raising their voice. no one is going to get -- and the last thing is, look, they're all going to become citizens. 11 million, they're here, they're not going anywhere. the question is how do we get them there. >> sir, thank you so much. i also want to note in your home state of illinois immigrants can begin applying for driver's licenses today. >>> up next, the deadly train derailment here in new york city. what investigators are now focusing i
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
talking about doing this. this is not obama, and you can't have it both ways. the republicans cannot say why did we not pay attention to valid security concerns in benghazi, but now when there are valid security concerns in italy, we should disregard those and, you know, keeping a good face on having this big building. >> let's get back to charlie -- >> here's a question i have -- >> charlie, can you hear me? >> this is a good -- >> can you hear me? >> yes. >> charlie, let's play one of the things where you reverse the tape. suppose the embassy over there to the vatican got hit and it came out that they were thinking of putting it behind the protective walls of the italian embassy compound, it would have been much safer there, but they decided not to do it. who would have been blamed then? just a thought. >> right. of course. of course. consolidating is wise for security reasons, cost savings are needed everywhere. it's a no-brainer. all i'm talking about is the packaging on this. if you remember the remembrances of jfk with the anniversary of the assassination and think of the pinna
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Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm PST
as steve talked about, have nothing in the alternative to present once they do successfully repeal it, which they won't. >> president obama said something today that builds on your point, steve. >> if despite all the millions of americans are benefitting from it, you think the law is a bad idea, you have to tell us what you would do specifically to cut costs, cover more people, make it more secure, you can't say it was working with 41 million people without health insurance. you can't just say the system was working when you had a whole bunch of people who thought they had decent insurance and when they got sick, it wasn't there for them, or they were left in tens of thousands of dollars in out of pocket cost that were impossible to pay. >> that's your point rlsh that this republican party is no longer willing, even at the fringes of the republican party, to talk about those kinds of issues. >> there's no argument about what the president said. clearly, the american health plan wasn't working, from an inflation perspective, the fact there were 41 million people uninsured. the compl
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
get it. >> i don't get it. >> i want it too. >> we got a couple of things to talk about. i want to ask you about the big front page politico piece. the paper tiger. glenn thrush's piece. >> glenn has been looking at the weakness of the obama cabinet. there's frustration in the cabinet and on capitol hill. they are putting a republican in the cabinet. a defense secretary. and people feel sees disappointed folks and at a time how he'll define how to be his defense secretary. he's leading the department in a period of entrenchment. does he fight those? does he go along with the white house in trying to trim spending as much as obama would like. it's interesting to see how much frustration there is in the cabinet not just hagel, but also sebelius. one of the reasons when you have these incidents like you do with the health care system -- >> why is general frustration. inside the white house do they think they are incompetent. >> they are not living up to standards with hagel. he's kind of lackluster when they thought he would come in there and be much more forceful. >> why did they think t
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. >>> the latest numbers on obama care offer better news. according to the kaiser family foundation, more than 243,000 people have signed up for private coverage. 567,000 more found out they're eligible for medicare. now, the white house emphasized that's in addition to the aca's provisions already at work, including one that keeps young people insured. >> at the young age of 23, justine was ballottling cancer the second time. the other day her mom, joanne, e-mailed me from cleveland university hospital where justine is undergoing treatment. she stopped by the pharmacy to pick up justine's medicine. if justine were uninsured, it would have cost her $4500. but he is insured because the affordable care act has let her and three million other young people, like monica, gain coverage boy staying on their parents' coverage until they're 26. that means justine's mom had -- all she had to cover was the $25 co-pay. >> justine and her mom, joanne, join me now from the cancer center whe
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
the obama administration, a fellow at the brookings institution. how are you feeling today? >> oh, a lot better than about a month ago, chris. >> well, you hit it well when i talked to you. you brought optimism and cheer to me when i was letting some of the panic get to me. what do you think this means? how big a deal is today? >> so, it's a big deal for all the reasons you've outlined, but going back to even why i was optimistic a month ago, as you covered it, in california and in other states, like kentucky, even despite this horrific website kind of rollout, it was working in places. so, i think that today is important. i don't think we should kind of say, all right, you know, hands up, we're done. >> nope. >> i think we still have -- let's be honest, we've got to make sure that we can get to december 23rd, which is, like, the last day possible to get people started on coverage on january 1st. and that's why people on the ground in the united states that are actually doing kind of the outreach and enrollment, i mean, they're honestly our heroes right now. >> there are two parts of
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00am PST
empathy gap is what we're talking about here. they find it hard to be empathic with anybody struggling. the more they are in a cocoon. >> railroad there are those criticizing many in washington for having easier access to obama health care site as well. >> we put all those congressmen on the same kind of health care the rest of us have to have, i think there would be a lot quicker reform. >> in fact maybe ted cruz would not be railing so hard against it if he didn't have his wife's $40,000 a year cadillac -- whatever it is, however much it cost. >> both parties should take their party convention toss detroit. >> great call. >> harold ford guess the last piece of advice on the show. >> following capehart's lead. >> thank you to my raucous panel. that is all for now. i'll see you back tomorrow at noon eastern. "andrea mitchell reports" is coming up next. >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins. on this tuesday travel problems in the northern plains and northern rockies. a major winter storm. first the snow and then the cold will be following behind it. be careful areas like denver, a snowstorm
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Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
american university. the president addressed problems with the obama care website and talked about the perception of mismanagement within his administration. >> the management of government and part of the reason people are so skeptical is that when we do things right, they don't get a lot of attention. if we do something that is perceived as a screw up, it will be on the nightly news for a week. when my former secretary of defense, wonderful public servant served under seven presidents, i asked him so bob, you got any advice for me? he said understand you have a lot of people working for you. someone at this very moment is screwing something up. that's true. i have to consistently push on every cabinet secretary and on every agency. how can we do things better and we can. >> the president was asked about 2016 and the possible democratic nominees. >> vice president joe biden and hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i will say. both hillary and joe would make out standing presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstandi
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